If the DNR or local law enforcement won't help, what suggestions might you have for fighting poachers?
I dunno. I was just complaining and hoping someone else would actually work out the solution. [;)]
No, actually I think we should lobby lawmakers and call for stricter penaltys and more funding for enforcement. And as i have suggested in the past, I think that hunters should begin to form networks, much like neighborhood watch, in order to observe and report poachers.
Look at our area in Harrison Co. I have myself, the guys up the road and another group that is about two miles to the south. Add yourself and any responsable hunters you have around you. If each camp would offer to drive the raods with their cell phone and a note pad, one night during gun season, we could begin to slow down the poaching. Heck, even if we just began to stop by one another's places to check the gates and look around a bit, it might help. Throw in some signs and open a dialogue with the local LE and DNR, we've got a pretty good program.